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Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the illnesses Hanks best handled on screen with his inimitable acting prowess.

Poor Tom Hanks. Every time he graces the silver screen, he seems to come down with an ailment. He should start drinking more orange juice or something. These various Tom Hanks maladies range from full blown AIDS in Philadelphia to the urinary tract infection he suffers in The Green Mile. Why do directors love to see him suffer so? Is it just a case of Hanks being Hanks? Or are these Tom Hanks onscreen illnesses a key to something happening in his life, or even the world at large?

The list of Tom Hanks characters medical problems is devastatingly severe once you realize the amount of time the beloved actor spends on set. He pretends to be sick almost as much as he gets to be healthy in real life. But don’t get too worried reading about Tom Hanks health problems. He’s got a loving family and a wonderful Hollywood support system backing him up, so if his Wilsonism flairs up again while he’s rehearsing for another stint on Saturday Night Live, someone will be there to dab his head with a warm towel and rock him gently to sleep.

Vote up the afflictions Tom Hanks handled with the most aplomb, and if you can remember any other illnesses that he had, add them in the comments. 

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Medically Diagnosed Stupidity is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Medically Diagnosed Stupidity

Forrest Gump

2
AIDS is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
AIDS

Philadelphia

3
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Saving Private Ryan

4
UTI is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
UTI

The Green Mile

5
Alcoholism is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Alcoholism

A League of Their Own

6
Wilsonism is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Wilsonism

Cast Away

7
Abnormally Large Bone Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Abnormally Large Bone Syndrome

Big

8
Congenital Toyism is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Congenital Toyism

Toy Story

9
Sudden Onset of Somali Pirates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Sudden Onset of Somali Pirates

Captain Phillips

10
Sudden Onset Home Sickness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Sudden Onset Home Sickness

Apollo 13

11
Brain Cloud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Brain Cloud

Joe Versus the Volcano

12
Engine Deficiency is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Engine Deficiency

Sully

13
Debilitating Grief is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Debilitating Grief

Sleepless in Seattle

14
Cancer of the Hair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Cancer of the Hair

The DaVinci Code

15
Delusional Disorder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Delusional Disorder

The Burbs

16
Digitalism is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Digitalism

The Polar Express

17
Sluggish Gait is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Sluggish Gait

Catch Me If You Can

18
Multiple Personality Disorder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Multiple Personality Disorder

Cloud Atlas

19
Acute AOL is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Acute AOL

You've Got Mail

20
One Hit Wonderitis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
One Hit Wonderitis

That Thing You Do

21
Overwhelming Southern Accent S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Malady Tom Hanks Has Played Onscreen
Overwhelming Southern Accent Syndrome

The Ladykillers